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1 stars out of 5
· 1/26/2016
POOR performance

Across several machines of mine, one thing is consistent: the plex windows app performs very poorly. The web performs pretty good, the home theater application performs ok, although there are some serious transcoding issues, but the windows store app is consistently bad with large files and HD files. The app video (not the app) will frequently lock up like it's buffering but never recover. Very bad that the vizio smart tv app performs better (although marginally...)

4 stars out of 5
· 1/20/2016
Not Bad But.........

It has a sleek ,pretty interface. It almost has everything it needs to be an outstanding product. I don't usually create playlists, so I use shuffle. Plex seems to replay the same songs in short intervals from the last time I used the App. It would also be helpful to have a music countdown that shows the length of the song. I also wish the App gave information of about the composer or at least the composer's name. It would be nice if there were a way to move the Album cover to the side by dragging it. The album cover picture often appears over the artist's background picture - usually right over his/her face! We are using this as a replacement for Windows Media Center.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/28/2016
Used to work great

Updated the app on 1/27/16 and most videos will no longer play on my Surface Pro 4. The app used to work most of the time, however now the vast majority of videos immediately freeze upon playing. I am sure an update will be issued to fix this, but until then this app has become pretty useless for me.

3 stars out of 5
· 1/27/2016
I was hoping that it would work with Chromecast.

It's ok for playing videos off of your server but, you can't use a Chromecast like you can with the Android app version. It would be nice to sling this straight to your TV with a Chromecast like you can with the Android version of this app. Sad waste of money I just spent on it.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/26/2016
Useless for PC

No point in using this on desktop / laptop as the web version does the same, and more, for free. If you need this on a windows tablet then yeah, assuming there still are windows tablets. Sometimes it freezes at the flash screen when I open the app. No Chromecast support. 5 USD activation and I already own the Android app... That's pretty bad guys. UI is nice, that's the only saving grace.

1 stars out of 5
· 1/24/2016
Not ready for Windows 10 tablets

I love Plex. I even paid for the subscription, but the app doesn't load on my win10 tablet and I'm tired of searching for answers. Android and desktop/laptop installations are great, but not so much for my Encore 2 Write running win10. I've reinstalled a dozen times. No go.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/21/2016
Solid as a rock!

This program is the way to go!! Haven't found a device that I can't find a way to stream to yet! Keep up the great work!

5 stars out of 5
· 1/20/2016
Great App

Best app on in the STORE, so easy!

5 stars out of 5
· 1/6/2016
Best solution for streaming from a home server

Easy installation, Easy day-to-day care. Just great, Big LIKE!!!

5 stars out of 5
· 1/9/2016
Best in class.

Best personal media streaming app. Across multiple platforms and perfectly executed. These guys GET IT.

stars out of 5


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  • Play videos from your PC

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CHANGES IN FIX - (Win, Video) Fix crash playing Direct Play content - (Win, UI) Fix clipped summary text in TV series episode page CHANGES IN NEW - (Video) Display thumbnail while scrubbing video FIX - (HLS) Fix never ending buffering state when Direct Streaming certain files - (Post Play) Display episode name and movie name correctly - A number of bug fixes and user-reported crashes CHANGES IN NEW - (UI) Update server picker UI FIX - (Play Queues) Fix "Add to Up Next" behavior in music albums - (Video) Allow screen to turn off during Post Play screen - A number of bug fixes and user-reported crashes CHANGES IN FIX - (Video) Differentiate a slow connection from a possibly slow machine - (Video) Fix missing video qualities in video player page picker for channel content - (Play Queues) Only the first item of play queues consisting of local content would play - A number of bug fixes and user-reported crashes CHANGES IN NEW - (Video) New post play experience FIX - Fix crash when opening Now Playing list - Fix missing items from quality list in video player - A number of bug fixes and user-reported crashes

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